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The 2017 Glen Rock Board of Education
Sitting, from left, Vice President Sharon Scarpelli, President Bryon Torsiello, Eileen Hillock, Rona McNabola, standing,TheodoreáJadick, Kevin Brennan, Sheldon Hirschberg, Sanjiv Ohri, Superintendent Dr. Paula Valenti, Board Secretary/Business Administrator Michael Rinderknecht, and Elizabeth Carr.á

Please check the calendar on the right-hand side of the page foráimportant dates. A list of board agendas and minutes can also be found on the right. Check below for recent announcements, followed by important forms, reports and presentations.á
Board Meetings
The Board will commence all meetings atá7 p.m.áin the Dr. Dario Valcarcel Media Center, Glen Rock High School, 400 Hamilton Avenue, for the purposes of recessing to Closed Work Session. The BOE will reconvene atá8 p.m. for the purposes of conducting either a Committee of the Whole work session or a Regular Board Meeting.áMeeting dates for 2017 can be found on the calendar at right or by clicking here.
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Board Announcements
Meeting Notice Early Start Time-Closed Session
On Monday, June 26, 2017 at 6:45 PM, the Glen Rock Board of Education will hold a Regular Board Meeting in the Dario Valcarcel, Jr. Media Center, 400 Hamilton Ave., Glen Rock, NJ for the purposes of recessing to Closed Work Session. The Board will return to the Regular Board meeting at approximately 8:00 PM.
Board of Education Summer Meeting Schedule
The BOE will hold a regular public meeting on Monday, June 26 at approximately 8 p.m. in the GRHS Media Center. The meeting originally scheduled for July 11 has been cancelled.The next regular public meeting will be held Tuesday, August 29, on or about 8 p.m.
For future planning purposes, the public may wish to note that as of the Aug. 29 meeting, all regular and committee of the whole meetings will be held on Tuesdays, with few exceptions.
Rona McNabola recognized
The Glen Rock BOE recognized Rona
McNabola at the May 22 Regular Meeting for her 30 years of service to the board. Mrs. McNabola was first elected to the GRBOE in April of 1985. In a resolution read at the meeting, she was commended for providing outstanding leadership and guidance during her terms as board president and chair of numerous committees.

Board President Bryon Torsiello and Superintendent Dr. Paula Valenti present Mrs. McNabola with a certificate and bouquet.



2017-18 School Budget Presentation
At the Regular Meeting of the Glen Rock Board of Education on Monday, April 24, Superintendent Dr. Paula Valenti and Business Administrator Michael Rinderknecht presented the final budget for 2017-18. The budget represents a 2.99% General Fund tax levy increase over the current 2016-17 school year, resulting in a 1.58% General Fund/Debt Service tax increase of $168.60 on the average assessed home of $558,279. Click here to view the entire presentation.
Autism Awareness Week
Prior to Autism Awareness Week (April 2-8), Glen Rock parents, staff and administrators made a presentation to the BOE at the March 27 Regular Meeting. Organizers shared reading the stanzas from Emily Perl Kingsley's poem, "Welcome to Holland," which describes the experience of raising a child with Autism through a metaphorical perspective of planning a trip to Italy but suddenly finding oneself in Holland. Following the recitation, parent Christina Peck presented a recap of past events and community-wide plans for the following week.


Participants in the Autism Week presentations were (from left) Hamilton School Principal Irene Pierides, Behaviorist Dr. Gina Restivo, parent Kristine Gifford, parent Christina Peck, Director of Special Services Dr. Linda Edwards, parent Nicole Redmond, parent Michelle Torpey, parent Michelle Hallajian, Glen Rock Middle School Principal Dr. Jennifer Wirt, LDT/C Victoria Billeter and Psychologist Dr. Melissa Silverman.

Final Air Quality Report
At the Board of Education meeting on Monday, Feb. 27, the ​final report concerning air quality in the GRMS/HS Media Center was reviewed. Please click here for a copy of that report.​
BOE Reorganization Meeting results

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